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Corner Park Apartments achieved LEED Silver!

February 2nd, 2017 | Tags: , , ,

Corner Park Apartments achieved LEED Silver! Corner Park is Hankin Group’s fifth LEED certified residential building.
Some of Corner Park’s sustainable features include locally sourced building materials, low VOC paints, and ventilation in each building that prevents moisture as well as increases indoor air quality. Residents of Corner Park benefit from the increased indoor air quality as well as lower utility bills. Visit the US Green Building Council’s website to learn more about what “LEED” is!

community-scale solar

Community-scale solar

January 25th, 2017 | Tags: , ,

Click to read how community-scale solar can power your company. Our Solar Farm, located in Morgantown right next to the turnpike, powers one of the tenants in the Morgantown Corporate Park.

LEED Certified Apartments

LEED Certified Apartments

January 20th, 2017 | Tags: , , , ,

Did you know that we build more than LEED Certified offices buildings? We also build LEED certified apartments. Sustainability is a part of every facet of our development here at Hankin Group. Schedule a tour of Severgn ApartmentsNew Kent Apartments, or Claremont on the Square to see how you can live greener and better. #hankinhappy

 

Severgn Apartments Building Awarded LEED® for Homes Silver

May 24th, 2016 | Tags: , , , ,

We are proud to announce that our 1700 S. Plumpoint Drive building at Severgn Apartments has been awarded LEED® for Homes Silver! The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most prominent program for measuring how a building is designed, constructed, maintained and operated with an improved environmental and human health focus.

LEED home features are practical features. A LEED certified apartment home is energy-efficient, durable, low-maintenance, quiet, comfortable & healthy – the specifications of which are rigorously tested by the LEED ceritification process. “LEED certification is an innovative way to tackle rising energy costs by cutting a home’s energy usage by as much as 60 percent,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO & founding chair, USGBC. “Tenants will be saving money year-round by living in a beautiful LEED-certified apartment home.”

Call today at 610-524-9853 or visit severgnapts.com for more information on the LEED lifestyle at Severgn Apartments!

Did you know that a white roof can help curb climate change?

March 29th, 2016 | Tags: , ,

White roofs reflect up to 90% of sunlight (and the heat that comes with it) as compared to traditional black roofs that reflect only 20%.

What is a white roof?
A white roof is a lot more than just white paint! White roofs’ benefits are measured partly according to the solar reflectance index, or SRI. A roof’s SRI is a measure of a surface’s ability to reflect solar heat. SRI measures reflectance (reflecting the sun’s rays) and thermal emittance (the roof’s ability to radiate absorbed heat). If you’ve ever worn a black t-shirt in the sun then you already understand that black’s reflectance is negligible and its emittance is zero. A white roof’s reflectance is as high as 90% and its emittance is 100%.

White roofs keep buildings cool and reduce energy use.
The Urban Heat Island effect is a measurable increase in ambient urban air temperatures resulting primarily from the replacement of vegetation with buildings, black surfaces like roofs and roads and other heat-absorbing infrastructure. Cities are full of these heat trapping black surfaces.

5–10% of summer electricity is used to compensate for the Urban Heat Island effect. Americans spend about $40 billion annually to air condition buildings — one-sixth of all electricity generated in this country! White roofs can reduce summer energy use by 10–40%, saving money and preventing pollution. White roofs can reduce the total Urban Heat Island effect in an impacted city by 1° to 2° F – enough to lower peak energy demand, reducing the risk of brownouts and blackouts.

White roofs help curb climate change.
White roofs help curb climate change. “…replacing non-reflective, dark roofing materials with white ones … (every 1000 square feet) would result in an equivalent CO2 offset of 10 metric tons (about $250) annually”.

What about white roofs in winter?
Here in the northern part of the United States, you might think that a black roof would provide a winter heating benefit to building owners. However, there are several factors that make any potential heat gain relatively immaterial: The laws of physics dictate that hot air will always rise. Thus, any heat that is transferred to the interior of a building structure from the outside will remain at the top of the structure, providing minimal heat savings. In all parts of North America during winter, there are fewer hours of sunlight to affect energy costs. In fact, in some areas, there is a greater than a six-hour difference between peak-summer and peak-winter sunlight, meaning there is less sunlight available to contribute to a building’s potential warming. Plus, the angle of the sun is less direct, which also helps to minimize warming potential.

For more information on white roofs or to read the full article, visit White Roof Project.

Hankin Group has a sustainable focus in all projects. Our company has designed a Mariott Residence Inn with a white roof, and many other eco-friendly features, and is pursuing LEED certification for the building. The Mariott Residence Inn is under construction on Route 322 & Fellowship Rd within the Spring Valley Business Park in Glen Mills, PA and is scheduled to open in early 2017.

Click here to learn more about Hankin Group’s sustainability efforts.

Your First Look at the bright spacious kitchen with ash black granite counters, solid maple cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances

First Look inside Meridian at Eagleview

March 18th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , ,

First look inside Meridian at Eagleview from Hankin Apartments: Chester County’s finest brand-new luxury 55 plus apartments! Explore more of the luxury lifestyle you deserve by calling 484-873-8110, or contact us at meridianeagleview.com

Click here to see more of the First Look inside Meridian on the Facebook page

New Hankin Project: Marriott Residence Inn Hotel

September 21st, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,

Marriott Residence Inn | Route 322 & Fellowship Rd within Spring Valley Business Park in Glen Mills, PA

  • An extended stay hotel perfect for families and business people on long trips because it offers more of the comforts of home. Each room will have a kitchenette offering a microwave, stove & refrigerator.
  • 127 suites (studio, 1 & 2 bedroom options)
  • Hotel amenities include: indoor swimming pool, fitness center, full breakfast buffet free to guests, wi-fi access throughout hotel, business center, outdoor courtyard with fire pit
  • Pursuing LEED certification
  • Close proximity to the Philadelphia International Airport, the convenience of the Concord Town Center shopping center and the retirement community, Maris Grove

New Hankin Project: Corner Park Apartments

September 11th, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,

Corner Park Apartments | Near the corner of Boot Rd & Ship Rd in West Chester, PA

  • 32 existing units (formerly Northwyn Court Apartments) to be fully renovated & 20 brand new luxury units to be built
  • 1 & 2 bedroom flats, 2 bedroom w/ den townhomes
  • Expected to open mid-2016
  • Built, owned & maintained by Hankin Apartments
  • Pursuing LEED certification
  • Amenities include: West Chester school district, grilling station, possible dog park

West Headquarters Achieves LEED Gold Certification

March 10th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , ,

Hankin Group is proud to announce that the West Pharmaceuticals Services, Inc. global headquarters at 530 Herman O. West Drive in Eagleview is a LEED®-certified project that has achieved Gold level certificationThe U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building program is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings.

To achieve LEED certification, a building must be designed and constructed to achieve a certain number of points according to an extensive list of guidelines.

The West building scored high marks due to it’s proximity to Eagleview Town Center and the walking trail that connects the two, a green-friendly site design that focused on protecting habitat, maximizing open space and innovative stormwater design, and an energy efficient building envelope and a cutting edge HVAC design utilizing chilled beam system. The building also scored a maximum amount of points in the Innovation & Design Process and Regional Priority Credits – noting the superior care that was taken in the sustainable design process & assuring that the building fit the environmental needs of the region, according to USGBC standards.

We congratulate Hankin Group’s design, development & construction teams for their expert work on achieving the LEED Gold certification!

Introducing Meridian at Eagleview

September 3rd, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Meridian at Eagleview is the most exclusive active adult 55+ apartment homes are coming to Chester County. These luxury 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes are situated on the edge of Eagleview Town Center in Exton, PA, where urban sophistication meets small town charm.

Say goodbye to the hassles of home ownership. Say hello to rediscovering time for you.

Visit MeridianEagleview.com for pricing, virtual residence tours, amenities, events calendars and much more!